Status: 9.5/10.

Events:  Terry made his way up to Hopkins for a history and physical.  I slapped some steaks on the grill (good for his blood count and mine), and we had a nice family dinner together. 

Comments: Going up (I keep saying up because Baltimore is about 50 mi Northeast of Bethesda) to Hopkins for an ultrasound.  As part of the pre-transplant evaluation process, they routinely screen for colon and prostate cancer (I have no idea what the likelihood is that someone with leukemia also has occult colon or prostate cancer), but I’ll pick up some colon cancer screening tests to use at home, and get blood drawn for the ubiquitous PSA (prostate specific antigen) test, although its utility in screening for prostate cancer has come under increasing skepticism – just checking off the boxes.

Although I was going to drive there myself, Lisa would have none of it, so a cousin will be my chauffeur.  Just another kindness from so many.

 Love to all of you,



3 Responses to “”

  1. Bill Israel and Eileen Breslin Says:

    Keep those 9.5s coming, Bruce. We hope for the opportunity to see you toward the end of next month. Best wishes, Bill and Eileen

  2. wendy Says:

    cancer, cancer go away- don’t come again another day…

    don’t you wish there was some kind of mileage you could get out of these trips to Hopkins… maybe another suggestion for the hospital.. an incentive for patients…

  3. Hopie Says:


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